2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog - Belmont University

Major in Music Education
Vocal Licensure

The Vocal Licensure Track within the Major in Music Education provides the appropriate credential for teaching elementary classroom music, middle and high school general music, choral music at all lees, piano, and theory.  Students pursuing this licensure track should choose voice, keyboard, or guitar as their principal applied area.  Scroll to the bottom of this web page to see additional hours required to add Instrumental Licensure.

Vocal Licensure Hours
General Education Core Requirements
     Bachelor of Music (B.M.) 
Music Core     39
Common Music Core   32  
Specific Music Core   7  
    MUC 1110, Introduction to Music Technology 1    
    MUT 3320, Orchestration and Instrumentation 3    
    MUE 3240, Choral Conducting 3    
    MUE 3270, Conducting Lab (2 semesters) 0    
Major Area 29-32
    MA_ 1210, 1220, 2210, 2220, 3210, 3220, 4210 (1)
         Applied Principal (7 semesters required)
Support Courses   3  
A. Voice      
    MAA 1060, 2050, Diction & Song Literature I and II 2    
    MAA 3050, Opera & Oratorio Lit. & Vocal Pedagogy 1    
    MAA 3070, Vocal Seminar
        (required every semester enrolled in Principal Applied,
         minimum of 7 semesters)
B. Piano      
    MAB 2050, 2060, Piano Literature I and II 2    
    MAB 3050, Piano Pedagogy 1    
    MAB 3070, Seminar
        (required every semester enrolled in Applied Principal,
         minimum of 7 semesters)
C. Guitar      
    MAD 2050, 2060, Guitar Literature I and II 2    
    MAD 3050, Guitar Pedagogy 1    
    MAD 3070, Seminar
        (required every semester enrolled in Applied Principal,
          minimum of 7 semesters)
Additional Required Courses      
    MUG 2010, Piano Proficiency Examination   0  
    MUG 2020, Sophomore Technical   0  
    MA_ 3000, 25-minute recital   0  
    MA__ 1110, 1120, 2110, 2120, Applied Secondary (2)
        (4 semesters required)
    MFD Beginning Guitar Class (not required for guitar principals)   1  
    Choice of one the following methods courses:
       MUE 2210 Brass Methods (1)
       MUE 2220 Woodwind Methods (1)
       MUE 3210 String Methods (1)
       MUE 3220 Percussion Methods (1)
    MUE 4210, Elementary School Music Methods   2  
    MUE 4220, Middle School Music Methods   2  
    MUE 4260, Secondary Choral Music Methods   2  
Guitar principals add:
    MAA 1110, 1120, 2110, 2120, Applied secondary voice study
Professional Education (3) 17
    EDU 2110, Educational Psychology   3  
    EDU 3800, Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners in the
    MUE 2230, Introduction to Music Education   3  
    MUE 4200, Student Teaching Seminar   0  
    MUE 4400, Student Teaching in Music   8  
    MUE 1000, 2000, 3000, 4000, Music Education Seminar (0)   0  
Free Electives (5)     1-4




(1) No more than 14 hours of the Applied Principal may be counted toward degree requirements.

(2) Secondary Applied Study must be continued each semester until proficiency is passed. Piano is the required secondary for voice principals; voice is the required secondary for piano principals.If proficiency is passed prior to completing four semesters, students have choice of secondary area for remaining semester(s).

(3) All EDU courses must be taken at Belmont. Transfer credit is not accepted. All music methods courses as well as MUE 4400 (Student Teaching in Music) and MUE 4200 (Student Teaching Seminar) must be taken at Belmont University. Student teaching must be completed in a Middle Tennessee school and must be supervised by a School of Music faculty

(4) A professional semester of student teaching is required of all Music Education students seeking recommendation for a teaching license.  This semester includes a full 16 weeks of student teaching, divided into equal segments of elementary/middle school and secondary practicum with either a vocal or instrumental emphasis.  Students must have completed all other required degree coursework prior to student teaching and may not be enrolled in any coursework except MUE 4200 (Student Teaching Seminar) and MUE 4400 (Student Teaching) while student teaching.   Prerequisites to the Professional Semester are: (a) Completion of Piano Proficiency Exam, (b) Completion of all required Music Education Methods courses, and (c) Formal application and admission to the Music Teacher Education Program and to Student Teaching in Music.

(5) Guitar principals have 1 elective (assuming a 43 hour BELL core.) 

K-12 Instrumental Licensure may be added by including the following courses: Hours
    MUE 3260, Instrumental Conducting   3  
    MA_, Instrumental Principal (min. of 4 semesters)   8  
    MA_, Private Instrument (other than principal) (2 semesters)   2  
Choose 4 of the following 5 methods courses not already completed:   4  
    MUE 2210 Brass Methods (1)
    MUE 2220 Woodwind Methods (1)
    MUE 3210 String Methods (1) 
    MUE 3220 Percussion Methods (1) 
    MUE 3290, Woodwind Methods II (1)
    MUE 4230, Secondary Instrumental Methods   2  
    MAI 3070, Instrumental Seminar 
       (each semester enrolled in Instrumental Principal, minimum of
        4 semesters)
    MUE 3280, Marching Band Lab (2 semesters)   0  
Total Additional Hours 19